How to Stop Feeling Sad

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Repetitive Lifestyle

How many of you feel tired of the same things happening every day? No matter what you do, you feel like your life is repetitive as if you’re stuck in a sad loop. The worst part of this loop is that you have no idea how to get out of it. This loop is not necessarily bad, but it slowly eats away at your happiness because it prevents you from experiencing new people, places and things. You keep searching for a solution and wonder how to stop feeling sad, but don’t see any results.

So what is the solution? You have to make a positively productive change; it doesn’t matter what it is. Change is the process of breaking old patterns and habits and instilling new ones. Change is the gasoline for your vehicle, in this case, your life. You are the driver of your life; not the other way around. You need to make a change but no one can tell you what that change is; you have to discover it for yourself.

Change is not always easy because we often hold ourselves back. We often know what we have to do and change about ourselves, but we don’t because we are comfortable with our current habits. See the irony? How can we be comfortable if we admit to being stuck in a sad loop? That’s the point! You’re stuck in a comfortably sad loop that is difficult to step out of.

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How to Stop Feeling Sad – It’s All About Change

Think of a hamster running back and forth on its wheel; that’s you in a nutshell. Many of us keep running on that wheel until we hop or fall off and realize that we’ve wasted years of our life. Don’t wait for tomorrow to make a change that you can make today! Even if making a change feels uncomfortable, force yourself to experience the discomfort. Oftentimes, once you get past the discomfort, you’ll experience a sense of satisfaction, something along the lines of, “I actually feel better now! I can’t believe this.”

We all go through this sad loop from time to time; it’s not something easy to escape from. But if you have the determination to step out of it with the intention of improving the quality of your life , then you are on the right track. Only you can find that inner drive to make the necessary changes; no one can do it for you. We can give advice to each other but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can make it happen.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)